Orlando man bitten by shark in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — An Orlando man is recovering after he was bitten by a shark in Daytona Beach Monday afternoon.


Volusia County Beach Safety Officials say the 33-year-old man was wading in waist-deep water just before 3 p.m. near the Silver Beach Ave. access point when he was bitten on the foot by a presumed shark.

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He was taken to the hospital and his expected to survive.

Beach Safety officials say it was the sixth shark bite in Volusia County so far this year.

Most recently, a 28-year-old man from Daytona Beach was bitten by a shark while surfing next to the New Smyrna Beach Jetty on July 4th. He was also taken to the hospital to be treated for a bite to the foot.

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To reduce the chances of being bitten by a shark, experts recommend swimming in groups, and avoiding swimming during dawn and dusk hours when sharks are most active.

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